Thermore introduces Ecodown fibres for insulation
Moving towards sustainability, Thermore has introduced a revolutionary and blowable product - Ecodown Fibres. These fibres ensure the same loft as high quality 90/10 feathers and can likewise be blown into a garment. Tests performed on Ecodown Fibres have shown an outstanding fill power of over 600, which is how the product guarantees that “puffy” look.
The loft of down products is calculated with the “fill power test”: fibres are blown through a cylinder and their volume is measured. The higher the “fill power”, the puffier the jacket.
Moreover, this insulation is highly durable. Its one-of-a-kind multi-shape structure allows high resistance and prevents it from clumping when washed.
Not only are Ecodown fibres animal-free, but they are also made from 100 PET bottles. Every jacket insulated with Thermore’s fibres allows recycling up to 10 post consumer bottles. Along with a warm feel, the insulation achieves a soft touch without the use of microfibres, which would contaminate oceans and, ultimately, food.
Designers can finally let their creativity flow with no limitations, knowing Ecodown Fibres will allow them not only to recreate that puffy down look, but also to support environmental sustainability.
Despite the efforts of the apparel industry to move towards a more sustainable and cruelty-free approach, recent surveys report that 80 per cent of cold weather clothing is still insulated with duck feathers. This is mainly due to the lack of a synthetic solution that provides the same look and loft as down. (SV)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India